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Tomorrow is the Treat for the Homeless in Downtown, Kingston!

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Tomorrow is the Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s Treat for the Homeless at the Marie Atkins Night Shelter on Hanover Street in Downtown, Kingston!

The Rotaract Club of New Kingston welcomes all hands on deck to make it a productive and impactful day.
All Services provided will be FREE! – Dental Check ups, Blood pressure, Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, ECG & HIV tests + Counseling.

This Project is Partially Sponsored by Suga Lifestyle.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Lifestyle and Rotaract Club New Kingston present Phenomenal Women United!

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Rotaract is a worldwide organization made up of young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. There are over 7,000 clubs in more than 163 countries with membership
exceeding 180,000. In Jamaica, there are about 20 Rotaract Clubs, of which the Rotaract Club of New Kingston is a community based service organization, sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Kingston. It is made up of young professionals committed to the commonality of creating opportunities for promising individuals within the Kingston Metropolitan Area. Rotaract provides opportunities for Personal and Professional development of its members as well.

Suga is not only an artist and owner of GW Art, but also a past Rotaractor and still supports the projects of various Rotaract Clubs. Suga Lifestyle and the Rotaract Club of New Kingston have teamed up to conduct an Arts and Entrepreneurship Workshop with young women from the Women’s Centre and Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA).

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Gabby a.k.a Suga from Suga Lifestyle presenting on basic Painting and Entrepreneurship skills at the launch of Rotaract Club of New Kingston and Suga Lifestyle’s Arts and Entrepreneurship Workshop for young women on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

The Workshop was launched on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The venue and supplies needed for the Workshop have been funded by Suga Lifestyle and New Kingston Rotaract Club. The young ladies have been attending the workshop every Saturday since then under the guidance of Suga and Rotaractors.

The ladies are on course to use their learnt artistic, entrepreneurship and customer service skills to produce, showcase and sell their artwork at Craft Cart’s Pop Up Village on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Campion College’s Auditorium. They will get to keep all of the proceeds.

Phenomenal Women United will have Paintings, Desktops/Tabletops and Wooden Signs. Here is a Preview!

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Entry Cost is $200JMD with part proceeds to the Jamaica Autism Support Association (JASA).

There will be over 50 exhibitors, please come out, look out for us and support this initiative, JASA as well as other talented local artisans.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Save the Date for this Craft Village!

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What is Craft Cart Jamaica?

Craft Cart Jamaica is a locally based organization with the sole aim of promoting our local artisans and their craft to the rest of the world. Craft Cart believes that our artists are some of the best this world has to offer, where their precision, passion, craft and true excellence are unrivaled. Craft Cart also believes that our art has the ability to sculpt a nation and it will do so through their platform, one story at a time.

Like Suga Lifestyle, in the past few months, Craft Cart has shared the work of many of our talented artisans on Social Media via their Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as their website. However, on Saturday, April 13th at Campion College Auditorium from 10am to 6pm, they will be hosting their 1st trade show, ‘Pop-Up Craft Village’ with over 50 local artisans! Suga is always in support of genuine efforts to support and market Brand Jamaica.

The entry cost is $200JMD, where part proceeds will go towards the Jamaica Autism Support Association (JASA).

Suga Lifestyle will have a booth with the Rotaract Club of New Kingston presenting the artwork of ‘Phenomenal Women United’. Stay tuned to hear about this initiative. 

Please Save the Date and get ready to view the works of talented Jamaican Artisans and Buy Local. 🇯🇲

Craft Cart Jamaica

Instagram/Facebook: @craftcartja

Website: http://www.craftcartja.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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CHAMPS, Wing Sauce Competition & Farmer’s Market This Saturday in Mona!

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Non-profit organization, New Kingston Rotaract Club (Youth arm of Rotary) is having their annual Wing Sauce Competition this Saturday, March 30th by the Mona Dam. Like last year, they are having a Farmer’s Market too, encouraging us to eat healthy and buy our local produce, while contributing to charity at the same time. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Judging and sampling usually takes place at about 2:30/3:00pm. Suga will be judging again!

Then you can head down to the National Stadium to watch our very own young athletes put on quite a show at Champs! The writing is on the wall for the Girls with Edwin Allen, but for the Boys, will KC beat Calabar this year as they seem to be in position to do, or did they peak too early in the season?

Keep up with Suga Lifestyle’s Facebook and Instagram Page to keep updated with Champs and keep up with the New Kingston Rotaract Club by following them on Instagram @nkrcjamaica. If you are between the ages of 18-30, see how you can join them!

Rotaract Club of New Kingston

Meeting Venue and Time: The Liguanea Club, New Kingston every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm

Website: http://www.nkrcja.com

Instagram: @nkrcjamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Remember to Zumba/Dance exercise for Charity Tomorrow!

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Remember that Zumba for Charity is tomorrow at St. Andrew High School for Girls from 5pm-7pm in aid of Projects conducted by the New Kingston Rotaract Club. Admission is $1000JMD.

It will be a Zumbathon for 2 hours and it should be full of energy and loads of fun. Suga will be there!

Have a Healthy and Fit 2019!

For More Information:

Ph: 876-449-9237 (Jhenelle Black)

Rotaract Club of New Kingston

Website: http://www.nkrcja.com

Instagram: @nkrcjamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Save the Date!

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Zumba for Charity next Saturday, February 2nd at St. Andrew High School for Girls in aid of Projects conducted by the New Kingston Rotaract Club. Admission is $1000JMD.

It will be a Zumbathon for 2 hours and it should be full of energy and loads of fun.

Have a Healthy and Fit 2019!

For More Information:

Ph: 876-449-9237 (Jhenelle Black)

Rotaract Club of New Kingston

Website: http://www.nkrcja.com

Instagram: @nkrcjamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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It’s World Polio Day! Help Eradicate Polio from the 3 Countries left with it in the World

It’s World Polio Day. In 1988, the Polio virus was endemic to 125 countries.
Today, only 3 countries in the world have never stopped the transmission of Polio- PakistanAfghanistan and    Nigeria. Despite the progress achieved since 1988, as long as a single child remains infected with Poliovirus, children in all countries are at risk of contracting the disease.

According to CDC Global Health, Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease. It is caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person’s brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis, where persons cannot move parts of the body.

There is NO cure for Polio, but vaccines can protect a child for life.

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How can you help to eradicate Polio?

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Rotary International has a goal to reach every child with the Polio vaccine and are using innovative strategies to reach their goal. Find out more during their #WorldPolioDay global update at 6:30 p.m. EDT at http://www.endpolio.org.

Also, the Rotary Club of New Kingston and the New Kingston Rotaract Club from Jamaica will be hosting a luncheon during the World Polio Livestream. See information below:

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Support #WorldPolioDay and Purchase lunch (for delivery) by attending their online meeting at 1pm today using the link below:

https://zoom.us/j/771707407

Menu:
Herbed Roasted Chicken
Garlic Butter Fish Fillet
Curried Mutton
Rice and Peas
Pasta Salad
Vegetable salad
Choice of 2 meats.

World Polio Day is being observed today to generate awareness towards eradication of the terrible disease, Polio and to commemorate the efforts of volunteers committed to the eradication of polio.

Help to #EndPolio now!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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See ‘Comedy Meets Couture 2’ for Laughs and Charity this Saturday!

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The New Kingston Rotaract club presents ‘Comedy meets Couture’ for its 2nd year this Saturday, September 29th.

Laugh and be captivated by an array of talent, while being dazzled by fashionable items.

Experience an evening of the Performing Arts all in aid of service.

All Proceeds go to Charity.

Contact Information for Tickets (Cost: $1500JMD):

Jhenelle Black @ 876.449.9237

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Rotary St. Andrew North provides Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre Parents with Impactful Back to School Save

Suga interviewed Director of Service Projects of Rotary St. Andrew North, Kecia Taylor on September 9th after their Health Fair, which was held at the Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre in Hannah Town the day before. Suga had some interesting finds.

What is Rotary?

Rotary is a non-profit organization that uplifts less fortunate communities via various community service projects and other social activities.

What is the significance of September to Rotarians?

September is the month where Rotary members, known as Rotarians focus on literacy and basic education.

Why Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre ?

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The Mel Nathan Preparatory School (1994) and Chetolah Park Primary School (1908) were merged under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information on September 1, 2018 in order to maintain viability. Both schools are located in Hannah Town, West Kingston in an area with low socio-economic conditions, plagued by violence and water shortages. Mel Nathan Preparatory was established through the charitable trust of Mr. Reynold Scott of the Scott Foundation, a human development agency of the United Church in Jamaica and Grand Cayman while Chetolah Park Primary was a school operated by the Ministry of Education.

What was Rotary St. Andrew North’s plan to help Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre?

Instead of the expected Back to School Stationery Drive, Director of Service Projects of Rotary St. Andrew North, Kecia Taylor decided to take a more holistic approach to education, focusing on Health and Wellness.

Rotary St. Andrew North’s assistance to Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre?

The Rotary Club of St. Andrew North embarked on a two-part project with a value of $1,000,000JMD. They handed over back to school supplies and computers on September 3 and conducted a health fair on Saturday. September 8, providing medical, optical and dental screening to the students.

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Rotary Club of St. Andrew North’s handing over of Back to School Supplies to Chelotah Mel Nathan Medical Centre (Left to Right: President Lori Chuck, Past Pres. Jolly, Immediate Past Pres. Andrew Jackson, Principal Tamara Rowe, Dir. of Service Projects, Kecia Taylor, Past President Michael Martin, Pres. Elect Ann Marie Curtis)
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Computers handed over to Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre from Rotary St. Andrew North

Did you know?!

Interestingly, in discussions with Principal, Tamara Rowe during planning, most students already had school bags but did not have the essential items such as books and pens. If this is the case across the board, parents may have it all wrong.

Age range of Students

Students are as young as 3 years old and the oldest included students who just left the school after sitting the GSAT Examination, but they still benefited from the health fair.

Level of Participation

The majority of students did not get their medicals as yet and 125 parents showed up at the Health Fair between the hours of 9am-2pm, where some had 2 or 3 children.

What were the logistics to aid children on the day?

A sequential numbering system was assigned at the gate and registration  proceeded in that order. At registration, Rotaractors (Ages 18-30 in Rotary’s youth arm Rotaract clubs, New Kingston and U.W.I Mona) and teachers assessed immunization records and commenced the completion of the Ministry’s Health Form. Each child was also assigned a ticket for a snack and optical assessment.

The Rotary Club of St. Andrew North and the U.W.I Rotaract Club recognized September 8 as the day to improve the literacy of our children by donating books to the newly merged school and reading to the students while they waited to be ushered to the medical teams.

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Rotary St. Andrew North members along with Members of the U.W.I Mona and New Kingston Rotaract Clubs that assisted on the day.

Cheers to the Volunteers:

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Medical, Dental and Optical Assistance

All 125 children received medical, dental and optical assessments.

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Dr. Renne Badroe administering a medical on one of the children.

A lot of the children were immunized, but have never seen a dentist.

Teeth cleaning was performed on 32 children, using all the time available on the day. Gift packages were distributed to maintain and encourage good dental hygiene.

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Teeth cleaning being provided by Kirk Distributors in their mobile unit on September 8, 2018 at the Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre Health Fair.
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Optical assessments being provided by Insight Optical.

What will happen to the Children who need further optical assistance?

The parents were advised to seek assistance at the neighbouring area clinics.

However, Rotary St. Andrew North is looking at other detailed optical assessments and prescription eye glasses as a continuation of this project and will be looking at the continued needs of the school.

Sponsors and Volunteer Medical Doctors

Kudos to the Sponsors and Doctors who assisted with this project that made a difference in the lives of many children.

Medical doctors who offered their time to assist on the day were Dr O’ Danielle O’ Sullivan, Dr. Christopher Wilks, Dr. Trudy-Ann Johnson, Dr. Renee Badroe and Dr. Lorrise Williamson and four medical students, Kelsey Williams Racine Ramnatha, Denzel Moore and Obasi Etienne.

Sponsors included Sangsters Book Store, Mailpac Express, One Stop Computers Limited, The Ministry of Education Youth and Information, Kirk Distributors Limited, Insight Optical, Central Trading Limited, Totally Male Club Spa and Salon, Barco Caribbean, Jamaica Broilers Group Limited and Inter Commercial Distributors Limited.

Congratulations to Rotary Club of St. Andrew North for a well executed, holistic project and wishing continued success for follow-up projects with Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre.

Be the inspiration and help to support Rotary st. Andrew North with their next Service Project.

Rotary Club of St. Andrew North

Meeting Place: Altamont Court Hotel at 1 Altamont Terrace, Kingston 5. Ja.

Meeting Day and Time: Weekly on Mondays at 6:00pm

Website: https://www.rotaryclubofstandrewnorth.org/

Instagram: rotaryclubstandrewnorth

Facebook: Rotary Club St. Andrew North

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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FREE Back to School Medical this Saturday!

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Take the Children (Ages 3 – 16) out this Saturday to New Kingston Rotaract Club’s FREE Back to School Medical at Nannyville Community Center by Mountain View. Take advantage of all the FREE Services and save!

The children will get FREE Dental checks, Eye screening and Medical checks.

***Immunization Cards or Health Passbooks are Required***

Directions to Nannyville Community Centre:

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Follow The New Kingston Rotaract Club on Instagram, @nkrcjamaica and see how you can join the Club, participate or donate to their Projects. Help to Build a Better Jamaica.

By: Gabrielle Burgess 

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